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Sengstaken-Blakemore Tube

  • Thomas T. Nguyen
  • Etan Eitches
  • Stephanie Wetmore-Nguyen

Abstract

Life-threatening esophageal variceal bleed refractory to endoscopy and medical therapy

Keywords

Variceal GI bleed Balloon tamponade Sengstaken-Blakemore tube 

Selected Reading

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  4. Sengstaken RW, Blakemore AH. Balloon tamponage for the control of hemorrhage from esophageal varices. Ann Surg. 1950;131:781–9.PubMedCentralCrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas T. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Etan Eitches
    • 2
  • Stephanie Wetmore-Nguyen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineMount Sinai Beth IsraelNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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